Techniques matter more than the products. This post is about 3 important steps of hair care!! There are no rules here, only guidelines!!
Note: The Curl Girl Method involves a few specific, sequential steps. You can swap products as you see fit, as long as you’re following the guidelines for ingredients and how long to use each product.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
I started with a no sulphate/ no silicon/no paraben / no drying alcohol shampoo (then switched to Co-washing)
Basically, I started with low-poo cleansing & moved eventually to no-poo cleansing (CG lingo ). My hair loves co-washing.
What is Co-washing? It is conditioner washing & no, you cannot use your regular conditioner to Cowash. They are botanical cleansing conditioners.
Step 2: CONDITION
I was using a moisturizing enough conditioner from before. Which is similar to my shampoo. (No Sulphate, No silicon, No paraben & ofcourse no drying alcohol)
I have heard a lot of people like to leave some conditioner in their hair. Well, I don’t. Mentally I have a block. I get a feeling that it will block my pores on my scalp.
- I don’t leave my conditioner on my hair.
- I rinse it all out with cold water.
- I don’t apply it on my scalp.
- I apply it away from the roots.
In this step – i use a leave-in cream. Its like a moisturizer that i use for the skin.
Step 3: STYLE
In this step, I use products, which help my hair to be styled (naturally). what it means is, I am training my hair to go back to its natural texture. Tapping into hair’s muscle memory.
This hair care method is a journey. Continuity is the key.
Products I use :
- Curl Cream
- Curl flax seed gels / styling light gels
The Curly Girl Method was introduced to a wider audience by hairstylist Lorraine Massey, founder of the Devachan Salons. You can read about it in her handbook.
So, what products did I need to start & continue my curly girl method journey?
- Sulfate/clarifying shampoo (to detox my hair) – i do it once a month.
- Sulfate free shampoo (regular use) / CoWash. I like to CoWash.
- Moisturizing conditioner
- Curl cream . I added this recently.
- Gel. (You can also make DIY Flaxseed gel at home)
So lets get started, shall we?
Have you read my post on 4 golden rules before you start bringing home products for Curly Girl Method?
Pour in your thoughts? Questions, information, knowledge.
Till my next post. xoxo